So, this week my pull list was pretty thin on the ground, with only the Activity #11 being released for my pleasure. This, of course, meant that I could devote a little more time to reading this latest issue, and I've gotta say I'm glad I could.
The issue got the ball rolling on a whole new focus for the book when the story, as well as focusing on the usual mission of the week for Team Omaha (this time a bomb scare in a big city), started to show greater impact from the Colonel's investigation of a possible leak within sigint.
In truth, this issue was difficult to get into to begin with and I was worried that the split focus had diminished my enjoyment in this usually great book, in fact, I almost gave up after only a couple of pages. However, I persevered and found that my fears from those early issues were completely unfounded as the story became more and more compelling with the turning of each page, culminating in a final two pages which not only brought the two plots together, but was also incredibly shocking. In fact, after seeing this, I went back and re-read and found those earlier concerns had evaporated.
I've said previously how much I like this book. Well, correction; I love this book!! Despite it being a couple of issues behind (which, thinking about it, may be part of the reason for my worry when I first read this issue) this book is one of the most engrossing, beautiful (thanks to the amazingly consistent Mitch Gerads, who can never who can never get enough credit in my opinion) books ive read. The only annoying thing about it is I gotta wait a month to see the fallout from the end of this issue.